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m_k_t_6
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Modifications to ESXi 3.5 filesystem

Hi,

I did make a SSH public key authentication from Linux server to ESXi 3.5 (Update 2) server. Everything works just fine, until i reboot ESXi server. After that all the modifications made to ESXi filesystem has lost (via SSH or console)?!? ESXi server removes users homedir and files from filesystem.

How I can prevent this behavior? Can anyone help?

- m_k_t_6

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Enabling SSH is not recommended. However many people do do this. You will need to move the user directorty to permanent storage like a VMFS. Do not do this for the root user, instead create administrative users.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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m_k_t_6
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Hi,

Thank you for your response. Problem is now solved!

I know that enabling SSH is not recommended. I have to enable it following reason:

Eaton Powerware doesn't have LanSafe UPS client for VMware ESXi (only for ESX). They are planning to publish it in the future (according to response from Eaton Finland headquarters). Only way to shutdown ESXi server when power failure occurs is run a shell script via SSH?

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